Springfield Park

Springfield Park officially opened as a public park in 1905 and takes its name from its unique geology. The park was formed from the grounds of three private houses, of which only Springfield House (The White House) remains.

The park is 14.73 hectares in size, with formal gardens and conservation areas and has extensive views across Walthamstow Marshes.

The park holds a Green Flag award. Green Flags are given to the best green spaces in the country and are awarded each year to make sure the quality of the green space remains high.


  • athletics track (seasonal)
  • bandstand
  • children’s playground
  • conservation area
  • cricket pitch
  • The Glass House
  • fountains
  • organic food growing
  • outdoor chess boards
  • pond
  • river
  • Springfield Park Café – open Monday-Sunday, 10am-4pm
  • table tennis table
  • tennis courts
  • toilets and accessible toilets

Booking sports facilities

The tennis courts in Springfield Park are currently free to use on a first come first served basis.  Please be considerate if others are waiting to play.  Opening hours: October-May Mon-Fri 10am-sunset, Sat-Sun 9am-sunset and June-September: Mon-Fri 10am-8pm, Sat-Sun 9am-8pm.  For any additional information please contact the Hackney Tennis Office: 020 8800 0680.

Springfield Park user group

The user group meets monthly and works closely with park staff and council management to discuss current issues, problems and joint projects as well as running events and raising funds. You can contact them at spugcommittee@hotmail.co.uk.

Springfield Park running group

All sessions include stretching and warm-ups. More information on Springfield Park running group.


Springfield Park is licensed for plays, showing films, live music, recorded music and dance performances. Find out about holding events in parks.


Barbecues are not allowed in Springfield Park.


Dogs are not allowed in the play area or sports facilities. If your dogs are behaving aggressively or causing damage, or are out of your control, council officers have the power to request that you put them on leads. More information on dogs in parks.

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Conservation plan

The conservation plan for Springfield Park explains the park’s significance and illustrates its rich history and natural heritage.

The plan will be updated to explain how the heritage and ecology significance will be sustained alongside the new uses, alterations, repairs and management regimes once the details of the restoration project have been finalised.

Page updated on: 25 November 2021

Springfield Park


Springfield House
E5 9EF


Opening times

  • 24 hours a day


Cafe open daily during summer